September 15, 2016 by Alfonso Acosta
12 – Ashes
I sit in silence, staring into the flame of my single candle.
Every night, food and a single candle are thrown into my prison.
Horrified of my crimes, the world buried me deep into the darkness of this cave.
Full of rage, for many years I roamed the endless stone maze, searching for an exit… searching for vengeance.
Alone with my own demons I had to face them one by one, burning them in the fire of my single candle.
I gathered their ashes and drew a circle in the middle of my mind. In it I placed the light of my single candle.
The years go by, it doesn’t matter. Looking for escape from this cold darkness… I found myself, deep within the flickering of my single candle.
The world still fears me, I thank them for it. They stay away and let me enjoy the silence.
I sit alone, staring into the flame of my single candle.